Burnley Citizen :
The 49-year-old has been arrested under the Explosives Act on suspicion of possessing chemicals that may be capable of making an explosion.
However Superintendent Neil Smith moved to reassure residents and stressed: "It is not a bomb making factory" and added that it was not related to terrorism.
Officers have been at the address since last Thursday and have been conducting door to door inquiries. Forensic officers have seized his car for examination.
Supt Smith added: "We are making inquiries in relation to what we have found at his address and to establish what offences he may have committed.
"He's not a terrorist and it's not a bomb factory but we are interested in what we have seized from his house. It will take expert advice to establish exactly what he has got.
"He was arrested under the Explosives Act on suspicion of possessing chemical substances that aren't in themselves an offence to possess but if combined may be capable of making an explosion."
The plot doesn't thicken - it thins. After all, you can make an explosion with a gallon of petrol (not recommended). And every farmer with a tankload of diesel and a bag of fertilizer is in possession of chemicals that may be capable etc.
"To establish what offences he may have committed", eh ?
(via Tottenham Lad in the comments)
8 hours ago